Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
2.75/5 rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint chalice.
A: Murky, medium amber color with no foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.
S: Mild toasty malt is featured, but stops short of the heavyweight level expected in the style. Caramel emerges as the beer warms, but clean otherwise. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins off-dry, with slightly scorched caramel and strong carbonic acidity. Early astringency seems tied to herbaceous flavors, but then transitions into pure strong bitterness. Husky caramel malt seems roundly infused with English-style yeast metabolites during the second act, but they do not stick around long. A strong note of pure ethyl alcohol develops into the latter half.
M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and very acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Recognizable as a barleywine, though not particularly memorable or even appealing, this beer fails to advance beyond mediocrity. Bitterness is the single least appealing quality, bracing in its intensity yet uninteresting in its lack of associated qualities. This beer does not deliver the decadent experience that a barleywine ought to.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2012 00:20:26 | More by beagle75
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4.19/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours murky dark brown in color with ha thin tan head that has decent retention
Smell has lots of malt forward. Aromas of toffee walnuts and raisins stick out most from the malt. Malt permeates through the entirety of the beer, more slightly sweet grainy notes near the end.
Taste follows the nose with lots of malt flavors forward. Tons of barley hits the tongue first with some flavors of nuts toffee and a bigger grain husk dryness near the finish. A fair amount of detectable alcohol is on the finish.
Mouthfeel is good. Smooth thick mildly carbonated. Perfect sipping beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:34:36 | More by Fcolle2
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.